Leading off today:
The state's longest active winning streak ended Friday when Troy lost to Schalmont. On Saturday, the longest active losing streak went by the wayside.
Jake Hall scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help Cairo-Durham rally past Coxsackie-Athens 36-34 to snap a 21-game skid. The Mustangs snuffed out the final threat, stopping the Coxsackie-Athens offense on fourth down at the Cairo-Durham 15-yard line with three minutes to go.
Ardsley impresses: Pleasantville joined Troy on the list of defending NYSPHSAA champions suffering Week 1 losses, falling to Ardsley 34-6.
Ardsley scored 14 points within 19 seconds in the first quarter, held a 28-0 lead at the half and rang up three interceptions on defense. Quarterback Frank Belarge was 9-for-13 for 130 yards and three TDs.
Belarge threw 12 yards to running back Brett Loccisano for a first quarter TD after a botched snap and Ardsley recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. One play later, Belarge and Vincent Manzi hooked up on a 42-yard scoring pass.
Surprisingly easy: With both teams stocked with returning talent, few observers would have anticipated Glens Falls' 43-14 rout of Schuylerville.
Senior QB Joe Girard III accounted for all six Indians touchdowns, highlighted by a 10-for-14 passing day with 278 yards and four TDs. His 25-yard ramble gave Glens Falls a 16-7 lead in the first half, and a 17-yard swing pas to slotback David Barclay made it 29-7 shortly before halftime.
Great small-schools clash: Kyle Coffin hit Caden Bennett on a 69-yard TD pass with 16.1 second left in the first half to start Newark Valley on its way to a 10-7 win over Tioga.
Tioga had taken a 6-0 lead on John Worthing's 3-yard run with :33.4 left before halftime.
Coffin kicked a fourth-quarter field goal to close out the scoring.
• Newark Valley was without Trentyn Rupert, a first-team all-state lineman as a sophomore and junior who was on crutches as the result of an automobile accident that left him hospitalized for four days leading up to the game.
The defense never rests: Senior Devonte Mateo scored on two interceptions and a fumble recovery as Rochester Monroe/School Without Walls defeated Cardinal O'Hara 26-12. The winners' fourth touchdown came on yet another interception return.
Heading for a showdown: As is usually the case when the teams get together, the Week 3 game between Canisius and Aquinas should be a doozy.
Canisius opened with a 42-14 win over a Maritime/Health Sciences squad that was making its football debut under coach Charlie Comerford.
Junior QB Christian Veilleux from Ottawa, Ontario, was 7-for-13 for 176 yards and a trio of TDs. Joe Jamison ran for 91 yards on five carries and also made 10 tackles and forced a fumble.
Aquinas opened with 42-24 win over Monroe-Woodbury at the Carrier Dome as sophomore Tyler Szalkowski went 17-